Mirant Potomac River electric generating station hosted a Potomac River cleanup last Friday, when area students, Mirant employees and park rangers cleared about 2,100 pounds of trash from the river along the Mount Vernon Trail.
Students from Bishop Ireton High School, St. Marys Catholic School, and the Howard Gardner School, all of which registered through Volunteer Alexandria, joined about 20 Mirant employees in the annual river cleanup.
Mirant is very proud to support the Alice Ferguson Foundations annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup, said Director of External Affairs, Misty Allen. Our employees enjoyed rolling up our sleeves and working alongside these bright, young stewards of our community.
A bed sheet and a road sign that had washed ashore were two of the most noticeable pieces of trash, but plastic bags and bottles represented the bulk of litter.
The day of volunteer cleanup is part of the larger Trash-Free Potomac Watershed Initiative, which seeks to have the watershed litter-free by 2013.